Marleen Swerdlow

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Dr. Marleen Swerdlow
Interim Chair of Department of Business
Director of the General Business Program and B.B.A. Online Programs
Professor of Business Law
Department of Business

 

Phone: (409) 880- 8639
Email: swerdlowms@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 204

J.D.   University of Houston Law Center
B.S.   H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University
State Bar of Texas

Courses Taught

M.B.A.:

Internship 
Special Topics in Management
The Legal Environment of Business 

Bachelors:

Business Ethics 
Business Law  
Special Problems in Business 
Special Topics in Business Law 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Interim Chair of Department of Business, Lamar University (September, 2020 - Present), Beaumont, Texas

Director of On-Line Business Programs, Lamar University (July, 2012 - August 2020), Beaumont, Texas.

Director of General Business Programs, Lamar University - Beaumont (September, 2007 - August 2020), Beaumont, Texas.

Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1994 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1988 - 1994), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1984 - 1988), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Briefing Attorney for Judge Quentin Keith, Associate Justice, Ninth Court of Civil Appeals of Texas (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate, Weller, Wheelus & Green Law Firm (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

 

Service

Professional Service 


2018 – 2020:  Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas.  Torch Awards Selection Committee -- Award for Non-Profit Sector
2011 – 2015:  Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas (Local).  Torch Award for Non Profit Sector

Other Professional Service Activities
2015:  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (National).  Member
2012 – 2020:  Beta Gamma Sigma (International).
2011 – 2020:  State Bar of Texas (State).  Member of Bar and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2020:  ALI/ABA (National).  Member of ABA and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2020:  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Regional).  Member
2011 – 2020:  Jefferson County Bar Association (Local).  Member
2011 – 2020:  Alpha Kappa Psi (National).  Member

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2019-2020:  General Business Program Committee
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Promotion to Full Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (G. Moss)  

 

Member:
2019:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for 4-year Review (Seawright)  
2019-2020:  ACCT/BULW Department Personnel Committee re. Orin Swift  
2019-2020:  Personnel Committee for ACCT/BULW Department (Promotion Badua)  
2018:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for Promotion and Tenure (Toerner)  
2017-2018:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for Promotion and Tenure (Colon)  
2016:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for 4-year review (Colon)  
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Tenure/Promotion to Associate Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (Badua)  
2011-2012:  Personnel Committee re. Frank Badua  

College Assignments

Chair:
2011-2020:  General Business Programs Committee
2016-2017:  Spring Academic Lecture Committee  

 

Member:
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - College Environment)
2020-2021:  College of Business Personnel Committee (Warren Rank)  
2011-2012 – 2020-2021:  College of Business Executive Committee     
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2014-2015:  Conferment  
2014-2015:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2014-2015:  Selection Committee for Steinhagen Global Fellows 2015: Reviewed Student Essays for M.B.A. Office  
2013:  College of Business Committee for Lamar University Academic Lecture Series (Spring 2013)
2013:  University Professor and Merit/Regent's Professor Committee  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2019:  Spoke to CoB Cardinal Community about Internships on October 21, 2019  
2018:  Spoke to CoB Cardinal Community about Internships -- November 26, 2018  
2017:  Lectured to CoB Learning Community and answered questions about Internships (November 20, 2017)  
2017:  Listened to Entrepreneurship presentations in MKTG 4350-1B via internet (Dr. Natarajan's class) and asked questions (Spring 2017)  
2017:  Lectured to CoB Learning Community and answered questions about Internships (February 20, 2017)  
2016:  Listened to Entrepreneurship presentations in MKTG 4350-1B via internet (Dr. Natarajan's class) and asked questions (Spring 2016)  
2015:  Listened to Entrepreneurship presentations in MKTG 4350-1B via internet (Dr. Natarajan's class) and asked questions (Spring 2015)  
2011-2012 – 2020-2021:  Graduate Faculty: Member  
2011-2012:  Business Law Faculty worked on creation of Minor in Business Law: Minor in Business Law was ultimately approved at the end of Fall 2011  

 

University Assignments

Committee Chair:
2007-2008 – 2008-2009:  Tenure Committee  
1991-1992 – 1992-1993:  Tenure Committee  

 

Member:
2020-2021:  Member, LU Committee for Student Organizations  
2020-2021:  Lamar University CID Executive Committee  
2020-2021:  Lamar University Student Advising and Retention Council  
2020-2021:  Lamar University Distance Education Committee  
2019:  Navigate Steering Committee  
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Judge Joe J. Fisher Lecture Series  
2018 – 2019:  QEP Committee  
2017 – 2018:  Retention Council  
2011-2012 – 2018-2019:  Educator Preparation Council (EPC)  
2011-2012 – 2017-2018:  Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series Committee  
2016:  LU Ambassador Selection Committee -- Interviewed Ambassador Candidates  
2015:  Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education: Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education  
2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  Distance Education Committee  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Committee on Student Organizations  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Educator Preparation Council (EPC)  
2012 – 2014:  Communication Committee (AP Programs)  
2012:  Advisement Center Advisory Council  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series Committee  
2013:  Advisory Committee for Internships, Cooperative Education and Other Experiential Activities  
2013-2014:  Online Faculty Task Force  
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Student Advising and Retention Council
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Associate Director Position   
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Director Position  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2019:  LU Student Conduct Hearing Panel  
2012:  Spring Commencement -- Faculty Marshal  

 

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2015 - 2020:  Temple Emanuel Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2020:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2020:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Hospitality Committee
2011 – 2014:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee, Ritual Committee

Member of a Committee
2019:  Junior League of Beaumont -- Sustaining Advisor for Spinnings Committee (JLB Magazine), Assist Committee by helping to edit their articles and advising/mentoring the Committee Chair
2018:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Ad HocCommittee to revise Organization of Board,Proposal to suspend Constitutional Provisions dealing with size and make up of Board for two years in order to try out having a smaller board and a group of coordinators to substitute for president, defining the duties of each coordinator, and revising the make up of the Nominating Committee
2015:  Temple Emanuel Nominating Committee for President-Elect
2015:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee
2011:  Junior League of Beaumont - Junior League of Beaumont Community Board (Representing Education)
2011:  Temple Emanuel Long Range Planning Committee

 

Other Community Service Activities
2021:  Board member, Temple Emanuel
2011 – 2020:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood -- Deli Day Ticket Seller
2011 – 2015:  American Heart Association Neighborhood Letter Writing Campaign
2011:  Temple Emanuel -- Trustee on Board of Trustees

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Cavaliere, F. J., Colon, R., Mulvaney, T., & Swerdlow, M. (in press, 2020).  The Battle over Fiduciary Responsibility of Pension Fund Managers: The Trump Administration Takes on the ESG Movement.   Southern Law Journal.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., & Swerdlow, M. (2019).  Protected Concerted Activity Decitions Under the Obama-Era NLRB: A Look at the Political & Ethical Issues Facing the NLRB in an Erao of Declining Union Membership.   Southern Law Journal, XXIX (2), 237-253.
  • Baldo, M., Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., & Swerdlow, M. (2019).  Social Media and the C-Suite:The Ethical and Legal Implications.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Swerdlow, M., Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Natarajan, V. (2017).  Prohibiting Gray Market Prescription Drugs: The Ethical Dimensions.   Southern Law Journal.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (in press, 2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 15 Issue 2 (23-37).
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Swerdlow, M. S., & Baldo, M. (2014).  Congress Kickstarts Securities Laws to Jumpstart the Economy: The JOBS Act Awaits SEC Implementation.   Southern Law Journal, XXIV (1), 149-164.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2012).  Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Law Journal, 22 (1), 37-60.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Cavaliere, F., Colon, R., Mulvaney, T., & Swerdlow, M. (2020, March). The Battle over Fiduciary Responsibility of Pension Fund Managers: The Trump Adminitration Takes on the ESG Movement.  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., & Swerdlow, M. (2019, March). Protected Concerted Activity Decisions Under the O'Bama-era NLRB: A Look at the Political and Ethical Issues Facing the NLRB in an Era of Declining Union Membership.  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015, October). LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Swerdlow, M. R., & Baldo, M. (2013, March). Power to the People?: The SEC Misses Its Deadline for Crowdfunding Regulations under the JOBS Act.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2011). Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.